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First, I don't believe consciousness has been shown to be a function of some magical number of connections (neurons). I do believe there is far more to it.
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by Ownification
No to become conscious we need to live in a host ie your mother and let our genetic makeup and biology do the rest..and even then if that messes up some children are born brain dead and are not conscious.Applying conscious to God is silly,its a survival tool.Itss the ability to recognise self..which other primates have aswell,although probably to a slightly lesser degree.
Originally posted by Ownification
The Internet represents a major step in our evolution, and is a forerunner of things to come. Artificial intelligence researcher Francis Heylighen sees huge growth as this new world-wide communication system continues to gain power from billions of humans adding to its intelligence every day. “It will get smarter,” Heylighen says, “as it morphs into a global super-organism that could one day provide solutions to most of humanity’s problems.”
Wrap your heads around that for a while. It is undoubtedly correct to make such an assumptions because human beings are conscious through the same method. Just like computers we are also being used by another being for what ever purpose, this could be an infinite action-reaction or just in small size.
Actually Sir Roger Penrose has mathematically proven this to be wrong and published it. Only the numb minded will ever believe that a computer will have conscious.
EDIT: FORGOT TO ADD THE LINK SORRY
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Originally posted by Dewm0nster
Well, if the internet becomes hostile and my computer tries to rise against me- I guess I'll be forced to stand up.
Quite literally, out of my chair.
What's it going to do, crash on me again?
Originally posted by infinite
Google was designed to become an AI - this is the developers dream.
AI is already used by the military to advance levels, but will the Internet become conscious by the 2030s? Plausible. In fact, it might be earlier.
Google, in its current form, has a basic level of intelligence.
Originally posted by GrndLkNatv
As I stated before, Sir Roger Penrose has proven this to be mathematically impossible for any computer to ever have intelligence or a conscious....